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by themaster1
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet optical drives
Replies: 25
Views: 9716

Nero Drive speed works for me on Xp Too bad i only have discovered this software recently. For Vista or 7 users there is a german prog that does similar, can't recall its name though.
by themaster1
Fri May 28, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which power supplies can i change the fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

My previous psu was an Hiper 425 W (Type S 425W) , the 2 pins fan be removed/changed official site: http://www.hipergroup.com/products.php?lv=1&cate=1&language=eng It's a low-end psu but it was good enough, the fan was noisy but overall very stable current tensions. They have more high-end psu if yo...
by themaster1
Sat May 22, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controller for Antec 300 + 4 fans
Replies: 8
Views: 2331

I wrote about this fan controller in another thread, my feeling is that it's great, perfectible but does the job. As far i know most fan controller can't control the fan speed below 40% so they shut down the fan but maybe guys with more experience will say otherwise. There is a test here you can rea...
by themaster1
Sat May 22, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 300W+ fanless power supplies ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3436

You don't want a fanless but a semi-fanless imo like the Nesteq ASm X-Zero see here problem is it's 700w.

Currently i have the Zalman Zm600 see here which is semi-fanless in a way (heat pipe + fan) except i can't regulate the fan nor does it complety stop.
by themaster1
Fri May 21, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker or Noctua 140mm horizontal
Replies: 11
Views: 5576

Hmm yeah you're right it seems, according to this thread
I have one in the psu currently mounted horizontally i can't complain but this psu is new so time will tell.
by themaster1
Fri May 21, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noiseblocker or Noctua 140mm horizontal
Replies: 11
Views: 5576

As far as i know sleeve bearings are ok for horizontal positions but not vertical.
Ball bearings are ok for both
by themaster1
Thu May 20, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: L.N.A/U.L.N.A cable: where can i buy some ?
Replies: 9
Views: 7379

Thanks Kaydat. I like how you describe it as if it has no purpose / useless. The resistor makes a big difference between a noisy fan and a noiseless one in my experience. Take a fan of say 1500-2000 rpm (i tested one recently) real noisy.You first put a lna cable down the line and then a fan control...
by themaster1
Thu May 20, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: L.N.A/U.L.N.A cable: where can i buy some ?
Replies: 9
Views: 7379

L.N.A/U.L.N.A cable: where can i buy some ?

I got two of them currently which were provided with the cpu heatsink (Noctua) but i miss at least two so i searched on google in order to find a shop but i can't find anything!
by themaster1
Thu May 20, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Different noise character in identical fans (Gentle Typhoon)
Replies: 13
Views: 2149

Re: Different noise character in identical fans (Gentle Typh

It seems like one of them is considerably noisier than the other. The one mounted to my case becomes really damn hard to hear below 1100 RPM. It just disappears. The one mounted on my CPU heat-sink has a drone that is audible at much lower RPMs. I'd say it has the tonal character of a tornado siren...
by themaster1
Sat May 15, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone Tried Tar sheet ?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

Magnetic sheets ? What's this exactly ?
by themaster1
Fri May 14, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone Tried Tar sheet ?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

I see if it smell that bad i clearly will avoid it but what peaked my interest is how much it reduce sound, aparently it's about 10 dB compared to traditional Mat like akasa mat which is more about 5 dB.
by themaster1
Fri May 14, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone Tried Tar sheet ?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

Anyone Tried Tar sheet ?!

I'm talking about this specifically:
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I have made my little investigation and it appears tar sheet is something well known to soundproof cars.
by themaster1
Thu May 13, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Seeking quiet Geforce GT 220
Replies: 14
Views: 6745

I think I've found my test-mule GT220. Compare the backside of this BFG Tech GT 220 I don't know about this one man, a cooler in order to be efficient must be made with copper or aluminium, this one is black i find this suspicious enough. On mine the temp can go up to 60°C when i watch hdtv (assum...
by themaster1
Wed May 12, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?
Replies: 30
Views: 10797

click button with "Power". This opens Power Options Properties that in addition to monitor power off allows you to set a spindown timer for HDDs. Set desired value for "Turn off hard disks". Oh ok i know this function but the thing is it turn off all drives not just 1 for example the drive where th...
by themaster1
Mon May 10, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?
Replies: 30
Views: 10797

Bit of necromancy, but Google threw this up as a top hit so why not. I'm stunned that no one has mentioned that hard drives spin down on command. An ssd with a 3.5", 7200rpm is fantastic for silence since you just turn the hard drive off when you're not using it. As a storage drive, that's most of ...
by themaster1
Mon May 10, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with no fans??
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

*holes everywhere* .... not a good idea for quietness
by themaster1
Thu May 06, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which power supply to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

My setup consume about 300 watts at large (assuming i use all my hard drives, dvb cards etc at the same time) yours should be roughly the same i believe but think a minute if you get a psu of 300w for a 300w setup that means your psu will have to work at 100% of its capacity hence a lot of noise fro...
by themaster1
Wed May 05, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which power supply to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

No idea but i suggest you find a psu with a a fan you can change, not all of them are changeable.
by themaster1
Wed May 05, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Seeking quiet Geforce GT 220
Replies: 14
Views: 6745

Jay_S wrote:
themaster1 wrote:I have calculated this for ya today:

First of all there are oly 2 screws ...
Thanks for the efforts, but if I had known yours had the 2 screw mounting I wouldn't have asked
I'd slice you bit by bit just for the principle...*kidding
by themaster1
Wed May 05, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Seeking quiet Geforce GT 220
Replies: 14
Views: 6745

I have calculated this for ya today: First of all there are oly 2 screws that maintain the cooler on my graphic card, see this picture http://img689.imageshack.us/i/ssa40155.jpg/ The distance between them is 5.5 cm and for the closest hole to the pci slot bracket the distance is about 2.6 cm Here is...
by themaster1
Mon May 03, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Seeking quiet Geforce GT 220
Replies: 14
Views: 6745

Jay i have a GT 220, i find it quiet though i know there are many different models mine is a Twintech 1 Gb with a rad + fan i can't seem to find a picture on the net but look at here to begin with: http://www.twintech3d.com/en/products_features.asp?num=280. Edit: well it does look a bit like this: h...
by themaster1
Mon May 03, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD Reliability - Best Buys? Musts to Avoid?
Replies: 14
Views: 4461

Well if that can help you i got a Samsung Spinpoint (200gb) since 2006 (4 years) and it still work like a charm.This big boy worked almost 24/7 with Xp. I bought a new sumsung spinpoint recently (250gb) but i don't use it much for now so i can't say if samsung improved or what. I also have an extern...
by themaster1
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15695

Re: Updates

coolhand wrote:More Case Damping Material added, this is getting closer to silence.
still hear some turbulance from the rear exhaust(Noctua 120mm at 385RPM)

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Where can i get this Devo material ? You think it can make a difference?
by themaster1
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

Yeah no real connection although in these external enclosures, Seagate has put "regular internal hdd's". I have 2 such enclosures with 500 gb Seagate ST3500830AS. (7200 rpm) drives (since 2008). As everybody who bought them got problems perhaps yours is problematic in the same fashion.I must confess...
by themaster1
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda LP 5900rpm owners: please help
Replies: 10
Views: 3493

I have some reading for you: see here
by themaster1
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: picked up a NZXT Sentry 2 for cheap, should I keep it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

so, the PWM feature allows the motherboard to control the fan speed based on the bios temp readings. That's my understanding aswell hence the 4th pin the which provide infos to the mobo and in return that good mobo regulate the rounds per minute accordingly.Regular fans have 2 or 3 pins (= no PWM) ...
by themaster1
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: input on my VSK-2000 plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

That piece dates to Apr 26, 2000, and is very general about bearing types.Today, one of the more current bearing types is Fluid Dynamic Bearings which are very quiet and have a long life. That's interesting. Do you know a company that sells 120-140mm fans with this system ? Also, have you ever trie...
by themaster1
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: picked up a NZXT Sentry 2 for cheap, should I keep it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2985

You can't control your CPU fan with it it don't support the PWM function (assuming the fan is a 4-pin) as i wrote in another topic. Nevertheless, it's an excellent fan controller with a vivid touch screen viewable from all angles, at first there is a beep when you press it but you can disable that.
by themaster1
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: input on my VSK-2000 plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

I got some doc for you to read: ball bearing vs sleeve bearing I found this today as i'm trying to get good (better) fans currently. It appears the sleeve bearing design is more silent. according to this article All i know is all my fans are ball bearing (for some of them i don't know as nothing is ...
by themaster1
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-B10
Replies: 0
Views: 1514

Lian Li PC-B10

I just bought a Lian-Li PC-B10, it was a bit pricy but i like it aesthetically. I'd need advices to silent it from people who have had the same case if possible. My current setup: Intel Pentium 4 Prescott hyper threading (2,93 GHz) (89 TDP) MB: Gigabyte (OEM) Cpu cooler: Noctua NH-C12P SE14 Top Down...